Sorry everyone, it turns out Jar Jar Binks is not the Sith mastermind you might have thought he was. The most-hated character in all of Star Wars history enjoyed a brief redemption in the eyes of certain fans thanks to a popular theory that he was actually an evil genius pretending to be an idiot. According to this theory, he was the Sith Lord behind all the galaxy's troubles in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, secretly pulling the strings while pretending to be a hapless fool.
Alas, it turns out he was actually a hapless fool. Jar Jar's fate has finally been addressed in a canon property, meaning (in theory) there's no going back on this. In the new Star Wars novel by Chuck Wendig, Aftermath: Empire's End, our favorite punching bag pops up for a cameo appearance.
So there you have it. The once-happy clown is now a very very sad clown.